Twenty-Four. Social Play

  1. Peter K. Smith2 and
  2. Craig H. Hart3
  1. Thomas G. Power

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch24

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Power, T. G. (2010) Social Play, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition (eds P. K. Smith and C. H. Hart), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 3

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196796

Online ISBN: 9781444390933

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Keywords:

  • play, cooperation, competition, aggression and bullying;
  • social play;
  • play, social play - central to lives of children the world over;
  • play, defined as a mode - an observable set of behaviors;
  • locomotor play, play fighting - and sociodramatic and social object play;
  • locomotor play, large motor movements - running, chasing, skipping, jumping, rolling, falling, and sliding;
  • violent videogames, increasing significantly in the last 10 years;
  • effects of sociodramatic and social object play on development;
  • dominance and conflict in relation to play;
  • play, the context in which - phenomena can be observed

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions and Types of Social Play

  • Locomotor Play

  • Play Fighting

  • Sociodramatic and Social Object Play

  • Play Partners

  • Dominance and Conflict in Relation to Play

  • Social Class and Cultural Differences in Play

  • Conclusions

  • References